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Scholarship Zone

Database FYI:
Tip for Early Middle College 5th Years: Using your browser's search tool (Ctrl + F) you can search for "5th Year" to find some of the scholarships you should consider applying for in your 5th year of the EMC program. AND, you should remember to apply to the Shiawassee Community Foundation scholarships EVERY years you remain in college. Their scholarship window opens every Oct 1st and closes the following Jan 31st. 
 

The below Annual Scholarship Database is our custom database focusing on our custom pick of opportunities that fit two categories:

  • National Essay/Speech/Video/Fine Art Contests and

  • Local/Regional/State Opportunities.

 

The majority of opportunities are for seniors preparing to graduate. Some scholarships include underclassmen which tend to be in the format of writing/speech/video/fine arts contests. 

Scholarships remain listed after the deadline passes. If you are interested in a scholarship not yet updated, we encourage you to investigate the previous year's application details. Although deadlines and theme-based scholarships will update annually, typically scholarship criteria rarely change. Investigating the process, especially for contest based opportunities, will give you a headstart in your preparation to apply. 

Scholarship updates are announced by the SSC using social media and the daily announcements. Students receive the daily announcement automatically each day through their OPS email account. Parents can sign up for the daily announcements by email too, start by going to our Plug In page. 

 

Michigan Department of Education *FREE* Money for College!

MI Student Aid Scholarship Search EngineMI Student Aid offers a database of scholarship opportunities, sorted by region. Simply choose your county, and you can download a customized list of available scholarships. Click here to try it out! 

 

Michigan Children of Veterans Tuition Grant - The Children of Veterans Tuition Grant provides undergraduate tuition assistance to students older than 16 and less than 26 years of age who are the natural or adopted child of a Michigan veteran. The veteran must have died or became totally and permanently disabled as a result of military service. Valued up to $2,800 per year.

Michigan Competitive Scholarship - MCS program is available to undergraduate students pursuing their first degrees at an approved Michigan postsecondary institution. Students must demonstrate both financial need and merit. Eligible applicants must achieve a qualifying ACT score prior to entering college. Valued up to $1,000 per year.

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Michigan Fostering Futures Scholarship - The Fostering Futures Scholarship provides scholarships to students who have experienced foster care in Michigan on or after age 13.  Students must also demonstrate financial need to qualify. Eligible seniors must apply by June 30. Valued up to $3,000 per year.

Michigan Police Officer's and Fire Fighter's Survivor Tuition - Police Officer’s and Fire Fighter’s Survivor Tuition Act provides for the waiver of tuition at a Michigan community college or public university for children and surviving spouses of Michigan police officers and fire fighters killed in the line of duty. The program is intended to provide an educational benefit to the spouse and children of police officers and fire fighters who made the ultimate sacrifice for their communities and the citizens of Michigan. Valued up to a full waiver of tuition. 

Michigan TIP Scholarship - The Tuition Incentive Program (TIP) encourages eligible Medicaid recipients to complete high school by providing tuition assistance during an eligible student’s qualifying certificate or associate degree program and also during the student’s bachelor’s degree program.

  • Student must have (or have had) Medicaid coverage for 24 months within a 36-consecutive month period between the ages of nine and high school graduation.

  • Complete the TIP application no later than August 31 of the academic year in which the student graduates from high school or its recognized equivalent.

  • Obtain a high school diploma or its recognized equivalent prior to age 20.​​

  • Students who attend a state-approved Early/Middle College have until age 21 to graduate and complete a TIP application.

Year Round/Seasonal Scholarships:

 

Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation - Career & Technical Education Scholarships: This scholarship opportunity is for children of Marines and Navy Corpsmen pursuing a post-secondary education at any accredited school—whether that be a career training, trade school, community college, or four-year university. The CTE scholarship application is available all year and applications are processed every month. The entire process will take at least 5 weeks.

Digital Responsibility - 4 x Essay Scholarship Contests Year-round: This scholarship is open to students in 9th, 10th, 11th & 12th Graders! Applicants must write a 500-1000 word theme essay focusing on "taking control of your digital life". 4 Annual Quarterly Sessions & Topics: January 30 = Technology Addiction Awareness, April 30 = E-waste, June 30 = Digital Privacy, and September 30 = Don't Text and Drive. Valued at $1,000 each.

Save a Life: Heath Education Scholarship - 2 x Submissions Annually: Seniors or Early Middle College students may apply who are enrolling in the fall to a degree program in the fields of healthcare or education, at an accredited U.S. university. The reference to "healthcare and education fields" is a broad term that includes mental health degrees or occupations, as well as administrative and non-profit programs.  Must provide transcript and an essay between 750 and 1,000 words - submitted by email. Please request a PDF copy of your transcript through the OHS-Parchment Portal, making sure to give yourself at least 3-5 business days for the order. This scholarship is offered twice a year and valued at $1,500. 2 Annual Submissions: Fall-October 1 and Spring-May 1. 

 
 

Annual Scholarship Database:

 
  • DEADLINE 1/5/2023 - GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program: Seniors may apply if they can demonstrate attributes of leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship at school, workplace, and community. And must have a 3.0+ GPA. Valued at $10,000.

  • "NEW OPP!" DEADLINE ​1/31/2023 - Lake Michigan Credit Union-Lloyd F. Hutt Scholarship: Michigan seniors can apply who are planning to attend a Michigan college, university or trade school next fall, and applicants must be a child of an LMCU member (excludes employees, directors or officers). This is a 750-1500 words essay-driven scholarships and this year's theme asks the question, "What act of kindness have you experienced or witnessed that has positively influenced you most? How will you carry it into your future?" Valued at $2,000.  

  • DEADLINE 1/31/2023 - Shiawassee Community Foundation (SCF): The SCF is a local area nonprofit organization that manages the application process for dozens of local and regional college fund offerings, such as memorial scholarships. ​​Don’t miss out by waiting, this is not something you can speed through and below are some steps to begin to prepare. ​Carefully Fill Out Online Application + Finalize Your Uploads + Meet the Deadline = Opportunity for FREE $MONEY$ for College! Value: Last year the SCF managed the collective distribution of $156,000 in scholarships to Shiawassee County area students.  

    • WHAT OHS APPLICANTS NEED TO KNOW & DO BEFORE STARTING THEIR APPLICATION:

  1. Recommendations - The fillable PDF version of the Recommendation Request Forms is available online, and paper copies are available as a handout in the SSC.

  2. Essay - Thoughtfully Write and Prepare Your Essay for Timely Upload

  3. Transcript - Know Your OHS Transcript Manager! The SCF Application Process Requires Entering the Name & Email of the OHS Transcript Manager:  (A) Name = “Mrs. Lisa Pilon”  & (B) Email = “Pilon@Owosso.k12.mi.us

  • "NEW OPP!" DEADLINE ​1/3/2023 - The American Legion Auxiliary-Department of Michigan - (1) Brewer & (2) Wilson Scholarships: Seniors planning to attend an accredited college, university, or trade school in the fall. Criteria for the two scholarships differ and will be available only to students who meet the eligibility requirements for that scholarship. Applicants are required to be from Michigan, provide proof of being a direct descendant of an honorably discharged veteran or active duty service member, GPA of 2.5+, and demonstrate financial need. The William D. & Jewell Brewer Scholarship is valued at $500 and The Guy M. Wilson Scholarship is valued at $500. 

  • DEADLINE 2/1/2023 - Society of Women Engineers (SWE) + Detroit Section College-Sophomore Scholarship: This opportunity is for Early Middle College 5th Years who identify as a woman and planning to pursue a career in engineering, engineering technology and computer science. Requires a 3.0 minimum GPA, application form, official transcript, and essay. SWE is a global organization, and the SWE-Detroit Section serves ALL of Michigan. Each applicant submits 1 application which is automatically considered for over multiple SWE individual scholarships offered globally, nationally, and scholarships exclusive to Michigan. Value ranges between $1,000 to $10,000.  

  • DEADLINE 2/10/2023 - Saginaw Community Foundation: This Foundation is much like the Shiawassee Community Foundation application program. The application process requires submitting 1 application in order to be considered for the multiple scholarships they manage. For example, TEAMONE Credit Union awards 14 scholarships through the Foundation annually and available to applications in Shiawassee County. In 2020 one senior from Corunna High School was one of the TEAMONE winners. One application = multiple scholarship considerations. The TEAMONE scholarship was valued at $1,000. 

  • DEADLINE ​2/16/2023 - MEA Scholarship (Michigan Education Association): Seniors may only apply if they are a dependent of an MEA member or MEA-Retired member in good standing. You must also have a plan to seek a either a 2-year/4-year college degree or trade school certification/license. And, those attending the following private institutions ONLY are also eligible: Baker College-Flint/Owosso; University of Detroit–Mercy; Adrian College; Finlandia University; and Albion College. (The aforementioned private institutions are existing local MEA affiliates.) Note: Children of MEA officers, fund trustees, and MEA staff are not eligible. (A child of an MEA, MESSA or MEA-FS staff person is eligible if the other parent is an MEA member.) Priority is given on the basis of: ■ Academic achievement. ■ Extra-curricular activities. ■ School and community service. ■ Students from lower income households.​ Valued at approximately $500.

  • 2023 APP PENDING - Last Deadline ​2/18/2022 - The Engineering Society of Detroit (ESD)-Outstanding High School Student of the Year Scholarship: Graduating seniors with a 3.0+ gpa who are pursuing a career in engineering or the life sciences and serve as an active volunteer in the school or community. Requires submission of an application and a recommendation letter from a teacher or counselor. Scholarship valued at $2,000.

  • 2023 APP PENDING - Last Deadline ​2/28/2022 - GreenStone Farm Credit Services Scholarship: Seniors can apply who are planning to study an agriculture related field with a career in production agriculture or agribusiness. Requirements include a 3.0+ GPA; demonstrate participation and leadership in school; submit complete application with two letters of recommendation written by non-family members by published deadline; and Relatives (siblings, step-siblings, children, stepchildren, grandchildren, step-grandchildren, nieces and nephews) of GreenStone Farm Credit Services board director and employees are not eligible to receive a scholarship. ​Valued at $1,000-2,000. 

  • DEADLINE ​3/1/2023 - The American Legion Auxiliary (ALA)-Children of Warriors National Presidents' Scholarship: Seniors planning to attend an accredited college, university, or trade school in the fall. Criteria requires applicant to be in the top quarter of their class demonstrate financial need. Must attend a Michigan to be from Michigan, provide proof of being a direct descendant of an honorably discharged veteran or active duty service member, GPA of 2.5+, and demonstrate financial need. Requires application, letters of recommendation, 1,000 word max essay on theme, statement about the military service (branch, dates of service, photo of discharge papers if available) of the qualifying family member, official transcript, copy of FAFSA Summary Report and Confirmation Page (or FAFSA Student Aid Report-SAR).​ Valued at $5,000. 

  • DEADLINE ​3/1/2023 - The American Legion Auxiliary (ALA)-Eagle Scout of the Year Scholarship: This scholarship is for Eagle Scouts and designed to recognize AL, ALA, or STOAL members actively involved in the Scouting program. Requires documentation of membership and accomplishments. Valued at $1,000/local level, and $2,500-$10,000/national level.  

  • DEADLINE ​3/1/2023 - The American Legion Auxiliary (ALA)-Spirit of Youth Scholarship: Senior applicants must have been a Junior member of the ALA for 3 consecutive years and continue their membership to current year. Requires a 3.0 gpa, application, letters of recommendation, 1,000 word max essay on theme, official transcript, copy of FAFSA Summary Report and Confirmation Page (or FAFSA Student Aid Report-SAR). Valued at $5,000 annually over 4 years, conditions apply.​ Valued at $5,000. 

  • DEADLINE ​3/1/2023 - Michigan Association of Police-Carl Parcell ScholarshipSeniors can apply that have an immediate family member who is a member of one of the following organizations: Michigan Association of Police, Michigan Association of Public Employees, or Michigan Association of Fire Fighters. This scholarship assists members and their families who are motivated to improve society by enhancing their future careers through a college education. Valued at $2,500. 

  • 2023 APP PENDING - Last Deadline ​3/1/2022 - Rosa L. Parks Michigan Scholarship: The Rosa L. Parks Scholarship Foundation is dedicated to awarding scholarships to Michigan high school seniors who hold close to Mrs. Parks' ideals while demonstrating academic skills, community involvement and economic need. Michigan seniors with a 2.5+ GPA can apply. Requires application, 200-300 word essay, and current transcript with ACT and/or SAT scores. Value - The Foundation awards approximately forty scholarships valued at $2,000 each (non-renewable).

  • DEADLINE ​3/1/2023 - Military Officers Association of America (MOAA)-Capitol Area Chapter Scholarship: Students (under age 24) who are children of an active-duty, reserve, (or) National Guard parent who died on active service (or) children of severely wounded in the line of duty since September 2001 (as defined as Traumatic SGLI) are eligible to apply. Requires registration on the MOAA Scholarship Fund's Educational Assistance Programs prior to applying. Qualified students are selected on a basis of their scholastic ability, activities, and financial need. Valued ranged between $250 to $1,250. 

  • (2023 Application Window Opens Jan 2023) DEADLINE 3/5/2023 - Sonoco Protective Solutions, Inc Scholarship (Owosso Design Center): Seniors may apply if they meet the criteria: (1) proof they are a  descendant of a retired, disabled or deceased Sonoco employee, or (2) a dependent of an employees with at least one year of continuous full-time employment with the Company as of January 1 of the year the scholarship is to be awarded. Note that Sonoco is a national company based out of Georgia and this high school opportunity is managed through a Georgia-based community foundation, however, the applicants associated with the Owosso, MI plant and design center are encouraged to apply. Valued at $2,000, renewable annually. 

  • *JUNIORS!* DEADLINE 3/15/2023 - Horatio Alger Scholarships: THIS ONE IS FOR JUNIORS! Juniors should apply if they have a minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA (shown on the current 5th semester transcript), demonstrate critical financial assistance (i.e., parent/guardian 2020 taxes or other proof of public assistance/disability documentation), involvement in school and community service, and display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity. Applicants are considered for National and State scholarships. Scholarships range in value from $2,500-$10,000.

  • DEADLINE 3/15/2023 - The American Legion Auxiliary-Department of Michigan Medical Career Scholarship:Seniors seeking a medical degree at an accredited college, university, or trade school in the fall. Criteria requires applicant to prove they are a direct descendant of an honorably discharged veteran or active duty service member, provide a transcript showing they are in the top quarter of their class, demonstrate financial need, submit three letters of recommendation, and proof of enrollment in a Michigan school.  Valued at $1,000.

  • DEADLINE 3/​15/2023 - The American Legion Auxiliary-Department of Michigan Memorial Scholarship Application: Seniors *girls* applying meet the specific criteria as daughters, granddaughters, great-granddaughters of honorably discharged or deceased men or women veterans (see application for veteran details) may apply. Requires copy of veteran's discharge papers (review application for instructions on how to acquire such documents), letters of recommendation, transcript, Income Tax 1040 for previous year or FAFSA completion summary. Valued at $500.

  • DEADLINE 3/15/2023Michigan Career Placement Association (MCPA) 3 x Work-Based Learning (WBL) Scholarship: Seniors enrolled in the Work-Based Learning program can apply. Submit application with support of SRESD Transition Coordinator, Christine Ebner (or) OHS Special Education Department Chair, Janelle Perkins. Graduating senior must be currently enrolled in one of the following WBL programs: (1) Career Technical Education (CTE) WBL, (2) non-CTE WBL or (3) Special Education WBL programming. Application requires a resume, reference names, transcript, work-based learning letter of recommendation, photo, and application form. Valued at $1,000 for each category.

  • *NEW* SCHOLARSHIP OPP>>>DEADLINE ​3/31/2023 - Greater Michigan Construction Academy (GMCA)-Ed Tanzini Memorial ScholarshipApplicants must plan to pursue a post-secondary vocational skilled trades education and training in an apprenticeship program at GMCA. Applicant will be evaluated in the following areas: GPA/GED, work/life skills, high school attendance records, honors/awards, and extracurricular activities. Value will cover the cost of the 1st year of the 2-year GMCA program. 

  • 2023 APP PENDING - Last Deadline 3/31/2022 - Lansing Federal Credit Union (LAFCU), "Write to Educate" Essay Scholarship: Seniors planning to attend Lansing Community College or Baker College in Owosso in the fall should apply. The essay should describe: (1) how you have demonstrated leadership ability in and out of school; and (2) how you plan to grow as a leader. Scholarship valued at $2,500 to the winner, along with a $500 donation to one of the following charities: Shiawassee Hope, Habitat for Humanity Capital Region, or Haven House.

  • DEADLINE ​3/31/2023 - Owosso Sports Boosters: Qualifying senior-athletes should apply. This scholarship is merit and character based. Senior should have a history of sportsmanship and good team player characteristics. Submit to JoEllen Smith, OHS Athletic Office or mail to Owosso Sports Boosters (see application). Valued at $500 each, awarded to 2 seniors.

  • *NEW* QUARTERLY SCHOLARSHIP OPP>>>DEADLINE 3/31/2023 ​- Skillpointe Foundation-Donohue Family Scholarship: Graduating seniors may apply who are planning to pursue a career in technical/vocational training in the areas of construction, communications, energy, healthcare, manufacturing, public service, technology, and transportation. This scholarship is exclusively for individuals wishing to gain a certificate, credential, or 2-year degree. (Note: There are quarterly application opportunities in March and September annually.) Valued at $2,000. 

  • *NEW* QUARTERLY SCHOLARSHIP OPP>>>DEADLINE 3/31/2023 ​- Skillpointe Foundation-Technical/Vocational Training Scholarship: Graduating seniors may apply who are planning to pursue a career in technical/vocational training in the areas of construction, healthcare, energy, manufacturing, transportation, and other skill-based professions. This scholarship is exclusively for individuals wishing to gain a certificate, credential, or 2-year degree. (Note: There are quarterly application opportunities in March, June, September, and December annually.) Valued at $1,000. 

  • 2023 APP PENDING - Anticipated Deadline 3/31/2023 ​- Skillpointe Foundation-Home Depot Foundation’s Path to Pro Scholarship: Graduating seniors may apply who are planning to enroll in an approved trade-related program at an accredited two-year school (technical/vocational school or college). This scholarship is focused on carpentry, electrical, HVAC, or construction management. Student cannot be an employee or dependent of an employee of The Home Depot. (Employees of The Home Depot and their dependents are eligible to apply for a scholarship from The Homer Fund.) (Quarterly application opportunities in March, June, September, and December annually). Valued at $2,000. 

  • 2023 APP PENDING - Last Deadline 3/31/2022PFCU McCrumb ScholarshipSeniors with a 3.0+ gpa, planning to attend college in the fall, involved in the community, and known for their excellent character, can apply for this scholarship. This scholarship is based on Citizenship, Attitude and Economics. Requires application, recommendation letters, and a 500 word or less essay. Valued at $1,000.

  • 2023 APP PENDING - Last Deadline ​4/1/2022 - Michigan Retailers Association (MRA) College Scholarship: Qualifying seniors or early middle college (EMC) students may apply. Applicant or a parent/guardian must work at a business that is a member of MRA. Click the following link for a list of current MRA members: https://buynearbymi.com/mra-members-participating-in-buy-nearby. Valued at $3,500 each to 12 winners. 

    • High School Seniors - Requires being, (1) in the top half of the senior class, and (2) provide standardized test scores (at least 18 for the ACT Composite or, for the SAT combined Critical Reading and Math scores, at least 850).

    • EMC/College Students - Requires a 2.5+ college GPA.

  • 2023 APP PENDING - Last Deadline ​4/1/2022 - Shiawassee Area Writers Scholarship: Qualifying seniors may apply who are interested in a writing-related field of study and planning to attend college in the fall. Requires the application; reference letter from a writing-teacher (which can be an English, Creative Writing, Journalism, or Yearbook teacher/advisor); a 2,500 maximum word essay, short story, newspaper article, or poem regarding a spring theme of your choice; and a senior year photo. Valued at $250.

  • 2023 APP PENDING - Last Deadline ​4/5/2022 - Knights of Columbus 4th Degree, Robert L. Flynn Assembly #0511 Scholarship: Seniors seeking a post-secondary education in the fall may apply. Applicant must be a child/grandchild of a current member of the #0511 assembly. Decision is based on academic record, citizenship and service, and financial need. (Optional: feel free to ask Mrs. Pilon for an official transcript to go with the application.) Value not known. 

  • 2023 APP PENDING - Last Deadline ​4/7/2022 - CASE Credit Union-Chubb Hayes Freeman Scholarship: Seniors may apply who are planning to attend college in the fall, and provide proof of academic achievement, community involvement, school activities, awards and honors, recommendations, and an essay on financial literacy initiatives. Valued at $1,000 each, 7 winners chosen. 

  • DEADLINE 4/5/2023 - Newton Pens Scholarship: Seniors can apply who are planning to attend a post-secondary program in the fall. Must have a 2.5+ cumulative GPA and demonstrate financial need with EFC of $6,500 or less (FSA Expected Family Contribution). Student must be signing up for full time classes – college of their choice – study of their choice. 4 year, 2 year, trade, technical, barber, beauty, welding, ANY type of secondary school. Plan ahead because this submission is by mail and requires the following: (1) signed-sealed official paper transcript from Mrs. Pilon, (2) two letters of recommendation, (3) your personal story essay, and (4) a card or piece of paper with your name, email, phone, and mailing address. Valued between $1,000-$2,000. 

  • 2023 APP PENDING - Anticipated to Open Feb 2023  with April Deadline - American Institute of Graphic Art Worldstudio Scholarships (AIGA)Seniors may apply who are planning to attend college in the fall and have a 2.0+ cumulative GPA. Must provide proof of, (1) financial need, (2) social and environmental responsibility-cultural awareness minded, and (3) pursuit of a major in fine arts, graphic design, illustration, interactive design/motion graphics, and photography should apply. Also requires a 600 word written "statement of purpose", brief autobiography explaining how your experiences have influenced your creative work and your career plans, and how you see yourself in the future as a creator contributing to the community at large. Value ranges from $2,000-$5,000 per award. Some honorable mention awards will also be given and valued at $500 each award. 

  • 2023 APP PENDING - Last Deadline 4/15/2022 - Flint Community Players Arts Scholarship: Seniors or Early Middle College students may apply who are planning to study the Arts at the post-secondary level, as a major or minor. This scholarship's purpose is to support, promote, encourage, and foster learning in the arts at the post-secondary level. Community spirit and Volunteerism are important aspects of this opportunity. Academic achievement, extra-curricular activities, and community service are priority factors in the committee's decision. Requirements are to submit the application with a copy of your current transcript, proof of acceptance of enrollment at a post-secondary institution, two-page biographical goal-oriented letter, and one letter of recommendation. Note: Application link is a low-resolution PDF to print and fill out manually. Value unknown. 

  • 2023 APP PENDING - Last Deadline 4/15/2022 - Knights of Columbus Scholarship Program: Seniors may apply who are attending an approved Catholic college next fall, are seeking a 4 years bachelor's degree, and they must be a member of K of C in good standing, or a child of a member or deceased member who was in good standing. Value not known. 

  • 2023 APP PENDING - Last Deadline 4/15/2022Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police (MACP)-Michigan Law Enforcement Educational Fund (MLEEF) Youth Scholarship Award: Seniors may apply who are planning to attend college in the fall. The application process requires OHS to narrow applications down to 1 applicant submitted by OHS to the MACP for further consideration. In order for Mrs. Pilon to meet the mailing deadline, all applicants must submit their application by email to her at pilon@owosso.k12.mi.us. This scholarship is valued at approximately $2,000.

  • 2023 APP PENDING - Last Deadline 4/15/2022 - Owosso Rotary Club Scholarship: Seniors planning to attend college in the fall may apply. Requires a 2.4+ cumulative GPA and essay on the topic of the following Rotary 4-way Test: "Is it the truth? Is it fair to all concerned? Will it promote goodwill and friendship? Will it be beneficial to all concerned?" Value for each scholarships award is not yet confirmed for 2022, 2 winners will be chosen. IMPORTANT APPLICATION TIP: THIS IS A GOOGLE FORM - YOU MUST BE LOGGED INTO A GOOGLE ACCOUNT BEFORE YOU CAN VIEW AND SUBMIT A GOOGLE FORM APPLICATION.  

  • 2023 APP PENDING - Last Deadline ​4/15/2022 - SET SEG Skilled Trade ScholarshipQualifying seniors planning to attend college next fall may apply. Requires the student to have been enrolled in a CTE program during high school and enrolling in certificate or degree program at a 2-year Michigan college, technical school or accredited technical institute next fall. Valued at $500.

  • 2023 APP PENDING - Last Deadline 4/15/2022 - Shiawassee Co Chapter MARSP Scholarship (MI Assoc. of Retired School Personnel)Seniors planning to attend college in the fall may apply. Applicants will be judged on citizenship, scholarship and community involvement in the hopes they will go into an educational field.  Requires application, transcript and 3 letters of recommendation from teachers, a counselor or employer. Valued at $1,000. 

  • 2023 APP PENDING - Last Deadline 4/15/2022 - Shiawassee Co Historical Society-James Oliver Curwood Scholarship: Seniors planning to attend college in the fall may apply. Requires submitting application, photo, ACT or SAT scores are required along with a 400 word biography including goals and the reason you feel you deserve the scholarship award.

  • 2023 APP PENDING - Last Deadline 4/15/2022 - Tom Giberson Scholarship: Seniors may apply. Requires a 2.0+ cumulative GPA and a plan to attend a 2-4 year college or trade school. This scholarship is dedicated to the memory of Tom Giberson, OHS class of 1964, golf enthusiast, and long-time insurance agent in Owosso. Valued at $500. IMPORTANT APPLICATION TIP: THIS IS A GOOGLE FORM - YOU MUST BE LOGGED INTO A GOOGLE ACCOUNT BEFORE YOU CAN VIEW AND SUBMIT A GOOGLE FORM APPLICATION.

  • 2023 APP PENDING- Last Deadline 4/15/2022 - Van Gilder Family Foundation Scholarship: Seniors planning to attend college in the fall may apply. Requires a 2.5+ cumulative GPA, honorable character, enrollment in a 4+ year degree program, honorable character. Required two essays: (1) 400 words that answer the question, "how your life speaks about who you are, and how has it influenced the person you have become." (2) 500 words that state, (a) your ambitions, (b) how you plan to achieve them, and (c) why you feel you are deserving of the scholarship. Valued at $2,500 each for two seniors. IMPORTANT APPLICATION TIP: THIS IS A GOOGLE FORM - YOU MUST BE LOGGED INTO A GOOGLE ACCOUNT BEFORE YOU CAN VIEW AND SUBMIT A GOOGLE FORM APPLICATION. 

  • 2023 APP PENDING - Last Deadline 4/25/2022 - Michigan Association of College Admission Counseling (MACAC) - Maggie Miller Scholarship: Seniors planning to attend college in the fall may apply through the SSC. Requires a 3.2+ cumulative GPA. Applicants must submit an aspiration-themed essay or video inspired by the Life Story of Maggie Miller (click link to download story). Submit your application and content by the OHS-Deadline to Mrs. Pilon. (OHS will submit the top 2 applicants directly to MACAC by their May 1st deadline.) Valued at $500+. 

  • 2023 APP PENDING - Last Deadline 4/25/2022 Michigan Masonic Charitable Foundation Scholarship (Owosso Masonic Lodge 81): Does NOT require Masonic membership or affiliation. Seniors or Early Middle College students may apply if they plan to enroll in a trade/vocational school or college next fall.  Requires application, 4 recommendation letters, SAT/ACT score report, and your official transcript (Mrs. Pilon will help with the transcript). PAPER copies of application are available on the SSC counter. NEW 2022 Submission Instructions: No later than 3 pm, April 25th, submit your application directly to Mrs. Pilon in the OHS Student Services Center. You can submit paper or email applications. Email applications to pilon@owosso.k12.mi.us. Mrs. Pilon will submit all applications to the Masonic Lodge 81 for consideration. Valued at $1,000 each , 2 winners will be chosen. 

  • 2023 APP PENDING -  Last Deadline ​4/28/2022 - Ayn Rand Essay Contests (Anthem & The Fountainhead): These two essay contests have the same deadline. (1) Anthem - 8th, 9th & 10th graders (600-1,200 words) and (2) The Fountainhead - 11th & 12th graders. (800-1,600 words).  Value ranges from $100 to $5,000. 

  • 2023 APP PENDING - Last Deadline 4/30/2022Clio Cast and Crew-Krause and Kolkman Memorial Scholarship: Seniors or Early Middle College students may apply who are planning a post-secondary degree as a performance artist or technician. Requires application, letter of recommendation (see application for details), transcript, essay about performance and/or technician experience and goal. Valued at $1,000.

  • 2023 APP PENDING - Last Deadline ​4/30 ANNUALLY - Marine Corps League Scholarship-Harold R. Cooley #841 Detachment: Seniors or Early Middle College students may apply who plan to attend a 2+ year college or vocational/trade school,and show proof of honorable character and involvement in activities/service while in high school. Applicant must also have a parent or grandparent currently on active duty, or who have served honorably in the United States Marine Corps, or the Navy as a Fleet Marine Force (FMF) Corpsman. The Marine Corps League is a nonprofit auxiliary and the Harold R. Cooley #841 Detachment is dedicated to social welfare of its member-Veterans and their families in the local community. Value unknown.

  • 2023 APP PENDING - Last Deadline ​5/1/2022 - The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Flint Donald E. Lee Architecture Scholarship: Seniors or Early Middle College students may apply who are interested in pursuing an education and career in the field of architecture, have good character, history of school and community involvement/service, participation in an architecture/design event, and provide image submissions of works that represents applicant's artistic abilities (renderings, sketches, models, photographs, drafting, painting, sculptures, etc.) Shiawassee Co falls under the Flint Chapter of AIA. Valued at $2,000.

  • 2023 APP PENDING - Last Deadline 5/1/2022 - Kiwanis Club of Owosso Scholarship: Seniors planning to attend college in the fall may apply. Requires proof of GPA, financial need, and history of school and community involvement. Valued at $1,000.

  • 2023 APP PENDING - Last Deadline ​5/1/2022 - Save a Life: Health Education Scholarship: Seniors or Early Middle College students may apply who are enrolling in the fall to a degree program in the fields of healthcare or education, at an accredited U.S. university. The reference to "healthcare and education fields" is a broad term that includes mental health degrees or occupations, as well as administrative and non-profit programs.  Must provide transcript and an essay between 750 and 1,000 words - submitted by email. Please request a PDF copy of your transcript through the OHS-Parchment Portal, making sure to give yourself at least 3-5 business days for the order. This scholarship is offered twice a year and valued at $1,500. 

  • 2023 APP PENDING - Anticipated Deadline 3/1/2023 - Shiawassee Conservation Association-Earl Davenport Memorial Scholarship: Seniors may apply who are planning a career in conservation, related to fields such as wildlife preservation, outdoor education, naturalist, fisheries biologist, etc. Multiple awards valued at $1,000. 

  • 2023 APP PENDING - Last Deadline 5/2/2022 - Society of Women Engineers (SWE) + Detroit Section College-Freshmen Scholarship: This opportunity is for seniors who identify as a woman and planning to pursue a career in engineering, engineering technology and computer science. Requires a 3.0 minimum GPA, application form, official transcript, and essay. SWE is a global organization, and the SWE-Detroit Section serves ALL of Michigan. Each applicant submits 1 application which is automatically considered for over multiple SWE individual scholarships offered globally, nationally, and scholarships exclusive to Michigan. Value ranges between $1,000 to $10,000. 

  • 2023 APP PENDING - Last Deadline 5/15/2022 - Michigan Youth Livestock "Statewide" Scholarship: Seniors must be a youth exhibitor at a local, county, state-wide exhibition or state fair for a minimum of three years prior to the year of application. Requires application, 2 letters of recommendation, and transcript. Criteria for judging is: fair participation, leadership, volunteerism, and scholastic standing. Preference will be given to applicants pursuing agricultural or related fields of student. Valued up to $1,000 with the opportunity for additional consideration for awards up to $5,000 value.  

  • 2023 APP PENDING -  Last Deadline 5/21/2022 - Michigan Foundation for Exceptional Children (MCEC): Applicants must have a district verified disability (IEP or 504 Plan) and financial need may apply. Requires the submission of an application, photograph, acceptance letter to post-secondary institution in Michigan that officially supports student's special needs, letters of recommendation, and a written or recorded essay (goals, educational plans, community service, and leadership skills). Granted up to $1,500 - funds can be used for transportation, special equipment, tutoring, and tuition.

  • 2023 APP PENDING - Last Deadline 6/1/2022 Shiawassee County Farm Bureau Scholarship (SCFB): Seniors or Early Middle College students may apply who are active members in 4-H, FFA, or their family (parent/grandparent) is a member of the Farm Bureau. Must be seeking a 2 to 4 year agricultural related degree, possess quality academics, leadership and community service. Requires application, recommendation letter, resume, and explanation for purpose and goals surrounding your intended college major. Valued at $1,000. 

  • *NEW* 2023 APP PENDING - Last Deadline ​6/15/2022 - Horatio Alger Career & Technical Scholarship Program: Seniors completing high school in Summer 2022 should apply if they meet the criteria: (1) proof of enrollment in a 2 year or less career or technical/certificate program in the Fall that will lead to employment, (2) attend a not-for-profit post-secondary institution, and (3) demonstrate financial need. More details available through the official application. The CTE-based scholarships range in value up to $2,500.

  • *NEW* QUARTERLY SCHOLARSHIP OPP>>>DEADLINE 6/30/2023 ​- Skillpointe Foundation: Bies Family Foundation Automotive Scholarship: Graduating seniors may apply who are planning to pursue training for a career in auto maintenance. The Foundation will make ten (10) awards of $5,000 each to applicants from the  Greater Detroit areas (including Shiawassee Co.) (Note: There are two deadlines annually in December and June. Valued at $5,000. 

  • 2023 APP PENDINGAnticipated Deadline 6/30/2023 ​- Skillpointe Foundation: Home Depot Foundation’s Path to Pro Scholarship: Graduating seniors may apply who are planning to enroll in an approved trade-related program at an accredited two-year school (technical/vocational school or college). This scholarship is focused on carpentry, electrical, HVAC, or construction management. Student cannot be an employee or dependent of an employee of The Home Depot. (Employees of The Home Depot and their dependents are eligible to apply for a scholarship from The Homer Fund.) (Quarterly application opportunities in March, June, September, and December annually.) Valued at $2,000.